Another Canadian province levies Provincial Sales Tax on non-resident digital service providers
The Canadian province of British Columbia has extended the liability to Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on out-of-state providers of digital services since April 2021. The measure, delayed from last year with the COVID-19 crisis, follows many other provinces, including Quebec and Saskatchewan. The federal state levies 5% GST on foreign sellers since 1 July 2021. Manitoba imposed PST from 1 December 2021.
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The obligation to register as a foreign provider will be triggered by the following criteria:
- Annual sales above C$10,000 per annum in British Columbia
- Sales of B2C software for use on or with an electronic device, including telecommunication services
- Take sales orders from British Columbian consumers to buy software for use on or with an electronic device
British Columbia PST is currently 7%. Check global VAT and GST rates with VAT Calc’s tracker
North America VAT on digital services
|Comments (click for details)||Rate||Implementation Date||Threshold||Comments|
|Canada British Columbia||7%||Apr 2021||C$10,000|
|Canada Manitoba||7%||Dec 2021||B2C; accommodation sharing|
|Canada Quebec||9.98%||Jan 2019||C$30,000|
|Canada Saskatchewan||6%||Jan 2019||Nil for non-residents|
|United States||Up to 10%||2018+||Varies by state|